Elder Abuse Detection and Intervention: A Collaborative Approach
Bonnie Brandl, MSW, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, Carmel Bitondo Dyer, MD, FACP, AGSF, Candace J. Heisler, JD, Joanne Marlatt Otto, MSW, Lori A. Stiegel, JD, Randolph W. Thomas, MA
Springer Publishing Company, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 307 pages
PRESERVING A LIFE OF PEACE AND DIGNITY FOR THE AGING
This ground-breaking volume offers a new, collaborative approach geared to enhance case review, improve victim safety, raise abuser accountability, and promote system change.
Sharing the common goal of promoting elder victim safety, experts in adult protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, health care, advocacy, and civil justice have formed a unique, multidisciplinary team approach to tackle the following critical topics:
As the aging population continues to grow, so does the potential for increasing cases of elder abuse. Replete with case examples that allow the experiences of victims to speak for themselves, this book provides the framework to begin, and to build on, collaborative approaches at the local, state, and national levels toward ending elder abuse.
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An older victim may find it financially impossible to leave . Some victims find it
difficult or impossible to get health insurance . Affordable housing may be
nonexistent or require signing up on waiting lists that are several years long . If
the victim ...
... Supervise released persons • Require and monitor testing for substance abuse
Ensure that counseling and treatment ... suspected violations • Require
perpetrators to report regularly • Supervise collection and regular payment of
States need to do more to require training of various disciplines about elder
abuse , because without mandates such training may not occur . Enhancing or
enacting civil and criminal statutes on elder abuse could encourage civil lawyers
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TWO Defining Elder Abuse
THREE Dynamics of Elder Abuse
FOUR Identification and Reporting
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